Mix of Youth and Experience signals progress for Gloucestershire

Not the most show-stopping county, Gloucestershire have been making slow-steps forward under the captaincy of Aussie, Michael Klinger. After just missing out on a Yorkshire Bank 40 semi-final and some good performances in the County Championship, there were signals of progress from the county – progress they will aim to continue this campaign. This article…

Warwickshire Season Preview

After a fantastic 2012, a 4th place finish seemed a bitter disappointment in 2013 for Warwickshire: it seemed the squad lacked consistency and depth, with regular England call-ups and injury prone players such as Chris Wright and Jim Troughton missing a majority of the season. In 2014, Warwickshire will look to fire on all fronts. This…

England’s Coaching Options Slim

England will enter a new chapter in the country’s history this summer. With the sacking of the coach who was considered one of the best in the world just last summer and the loss of Piers Morgan’s best friend, it seems every spot is open in the England squad, with the most obvious vacancy being…

Who is Harry Gurney?

England’s surprise inclusion in the provisional T20 squad has come through multiple injuries to become the rounded quick left-armer he now is. He is also the one of two players in the squad to have come from Leicestershire Premier League side Loughborough Town (that’s nearly 7 percent of the whole squad…). Are England purely playing…

January Blues

Research suggests January is the most depressing month in the calendar. After the wonderful Christmas festivities and boozing, going back to school/work on a freezing January morning when the sun has not even risen is just not how life should be lived. It is the English cricket fans that will get the worst of it.…

Update

Due to the success of my Casual Cricket Blog and my general cheekiness to ask some companies for kit to try to run a competition, the blog was noticed by a cricket forum that gains over one and a half million views a month. After a few phone conversations with the admin, I was asked…

Dhawan’s the man as India take 3-0 lead

An improved Australia performance saw them loose in the final hour in a rain reduced game. The kids on the naughty step were heavily missed as Australia struggled in the pace department. Shikar Dhawan and Murli Vijay made the most of this, both hitting big centuries which were pivotal in the Indians victory. A close eye was…